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4.0 out of 5 stars Very comprehensive, but more an encyclopedia than a book
Very comprehensive in terms of its history of bands - all the bands I can think of are included, and extremely well covered. It goes beyond the bands definitively called thrash, and covers a range of NWOBHM bands who were key influences on the early thrash scene.

One shortcoming I'd mention though - I was hoping for a narrative at the front; something that...
Published on 7 Sep 2008 by Michael Owen

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1.0 out of 5 stars List of Bands only.
This is just a list of Bands, the band-name followed by brief presentation of the group. Only purpose for this book according to me, is for someone like a journalist specialising in Thrash-Metal and with the need to be able to go back and check on main details of thrash-bands active before 2007.
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1.0 out of 5 stars List of Bands only., 7 Feb 2012
This review is from: Thrash Metal (Paperback)
This is just a list of Bands, the band-name followed by brief presentation of the group. Only purpose for this book according to me, is for someone like a journalist specialising in Thrash-Metal and with the need to be able to go back and check on main details of thrash-bands active before 2007.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very comprehensive, but more an encyclopedia than a book, 7 Sep 2008
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This review is from: Thrash Metal (Paperback)
Very comprehensive in terms of its history of bands - all the bands I can think of are included, and extremely well covered. It goes beyond the bands definitively called thrash, and covers a range of NWOBHM bands who were key influences on the early thrash scene.

One shortcoming I'd mention though - I was hoping for a narrative at the front; something that discussed the evolution of thrash metal. That wasn't here, so as it turns out, this is less of a "book" and more of a encyclopedia of thrash metal bands and and their incluences. I suppose this could be the author wanting to avoid the debate around questions such as that of who the first thrash metal band was, which is a shame - the author is someone with enough knowledge of the scene to make a good call in this area.

I'd recommend this to people who want to know a lot more about various bands in the thrash genre. If you're looking for a more general history, this isn't it.
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